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Rossano Sportiello Trio at The Jazz Corner

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Rossano Sportiello Trio The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC December 22, 2017 Rossano Sportiello from Milan showed the elegance and deft touch of a concert pianist Friday, December 22nd at the Jazz Corner on Hilton Head Island. He plays softly, modulating the volume only when the piece demanded to define a statement. Sportiello is known for the powerful bouncing left hand stride piano style and played a rousing version of the ...

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Rossano Sportiello: Piano on My Mind

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Eastwood Lane was an American pastoral woodland that composer Bix Beiderbecke admired; his “Down Stream" opens this solo second CD by the young Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello as a peaceful atmospheric etude. “Blowin' Up" is the pianist's own, featuring a boppish theme with a running left hand. It slips into a string of ballads, “You Took Advantage of Me" to “The Best Thing for You," causing a sparkle without ruffling the mood. After the ballads comes a piece in medium ...

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Rossano Sportiello: Milano Stride Piano

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Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz Festival The Hub Edinburgh August 6, 2005The cliches supplied in the programme blurb about this concert were wrong. The pianist isn't an Earl Hines-Jelly Roll Morton specialist. He's been a pupil of Barry Harris, and his music includes beside a Dave McKenna walking left hand some bebop, and Harlem stride from Clarence Profit back to Luckey Roberts — both under-recorded masters of the fine gradation of touch Rossano Sportiello has.


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